CURTISS HELLDIVER: Beauty and the Beast

Filipe Silva investigates the forgotten image of a Portuguese Curtiss Helldiver over Lisbon’s stunning waterfront

A moment in time: The then Lt Cyrne de Castro in the cockpit of ‘AS-14’ as the four-ship passes over Lisbon’s Terreiro do Paço

When it comes to air-to-air photography, there is usually a tale beyond what you can see in the image itself. And while the results often exist far longer than the photographer, the specifics of how they came about – the what, why, where and who – are usually lost or forgotten in the passage of time. 

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below